France – Finland 2: 0 (1: 0)
After two disappointing draws, Antoine Griezmann put the world champions back on track against Finland. With a brace (25th, 53rd), the striker caused the first finish defeat in this qualifying round. France are still comfortably ahead with 12 points from six matches.
Denmark – Israel 5: 0 (3: 0)
Denmark will keep itself clean. In Copenhagen, the hosts set the course for a sixth victory in the sixth qualifying game against Israel before the break. Yusuf Poulsen (28th), captain Simon Kajar (31st) and Andreas Skov Olsson (41st) ensured clear positions before the half-time whistle. Thomas Delaney (58th) and Andreas Cornelius (90th+1) met in the second round.
Austria – Scotland 0:1 (0:1)
For Austria, participation in the World Cup is becoming more and more distant. Against Scotland, the team suffered its next defeat in Israel after 2:5. Lyndon Dykes converts the punishment given by video evidence to the guests (30th). The Scots, who moved up to second place, are now four points ahead of Austria thanks to their success.
Netherlands – Turkey 6:1 (3:0)
Less than 60 seconds later, Davy Klaasen set the course for a 1–0 victory for the Netherlands against Turkey. Memphis Depay (16th, 38th per penalty kick) extended the lead before the break. Shortly before the half-time whistle, defender Caglar Soyunku also looked yellow-red (44th). Depay rose to 4-0 (54th) with his third goal. Gus Till (80th) and Dortmund’s Doniel Malen (90th) leveled 6-0 before Cengiz Onder scored a consolation goal in stoppage time (90th + 2). With the victory, the Netherlands replaced Turkey as the leaders. “Orange” Turkey lost the first leg in 2: 4.
Norway – Gibraltar 5:1 (3:0)
Erling Haaland is also unstoppable in the national jersey. When the Norwegians succeeded against Gibraltar, the BVB striker contributed three hits (27th, 39th, 90th + 1). The other goals were scored by Kristian Thorstvet (23rd) and Alexander Sorloth (59th). Reece Styke (43.) scored Gibraltar’s third goal in the sixth game.
Croatia – Slovenia 3: 0 (1: 0)
Croatia are ahead in Group H due to goal difference in the face-off against Russia. Marco Livaja (33rd), Mario Pasalic (66th) and Nikola Vlasic (90th+4) registered a 3–0 home win against Slovenia in Split.
Russia – Malta 2:0 (1:0)
Thanks to a spectacular home win against Malta, Russia is tied for second place behind Croatia. Fedor Smirnov used a defensive mistake by the guests to take an early (10th) lead. A hand penalty converted by Zelimkhan Bakayev led to a late (84th) decision.
Stand: 07.09.2021, 22:40
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